Starting out in the construction industry as an apprentice tiler more than 20 years ago, Paul Serra had a dream to eventually open his own business, which would deliver high-end products at affordable prices. Now, as the company founder and managing director of Averna Homes, Serra’s vision is fully realised.
Since opening its doors in 2007, Averna Homes has quickly established a reputation within the luxury-housing industry as one of Perth’s leading boutique builders. The company is fuelled by the desire to design and build innovative statement homes a little differently to other residential building companies in Western Australia.
“[We] want to create high-quality products that are affordable, but with the same attention to detail as other homes that cost well into the million-dollar range,” Serra explains. “[This means] our clients can [more easily experience] that level of building.”
2017 marks Averna Homes’ tenth birthday, and the company is proud to look back on all that it’s achieved in the leadup to such a significant milestone. Capping off its first decade in operation with yet another incredible triumph, the company won the Housing Industry Association (HIA) Australian Spec Home of the Year award for 2017.
The prestigious HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards celebrates high achievers in the residential building industry, and although Averna Homes has received a wide range of industry accolades throughout the years, its 2017 achievement was one of its proudest moments.
“Every award is very important to us, but to win against all of Australia is just amazing,” Serra says. “I’m really humbled and honoured by this award. However, it’s not just for me; it’s also for all of our loyal sub-contractors and suppliers. It’s for the entire Averna Homes family. The team has worked hard to achieve this award and it is something I will remember for the rest of my life.”
Taking 13 months to complete, the winning project was designed to showcase the high-quality workmanship for which Averna Homes is renowned.
“I love the exceptional design and attention to detail that is showcased in all of our custom homes, but this [winning] home is the perfect example of those skills,” Serra says.
A recent statement from the HIA described Averna Homes’ winning creation as a modern and street-smart home that cleverly balances dark and light tones with crafted timber and distinctive rendering. The HIA also favourably likened the home’s sharp lines and striking colour palette to a Frank Lloyd Wright design.
During the awards ceremony, the judges highlighted the home’s graceful design, and commented on the amount of careful thought that was given to the selection of building materials.
Dreams begin with a blank piece of paper at Averna Homes, where creativity, craftsmanship and innovation come together to create luxury, one-of-a-kind designs.
Building a limited amount of homes per year, the dedicated team at Averna Homes develops close and collaborative relationships with their clients to ensure they bring each individual vision to life. “We’re not a large organisation; we’re a medium-sized organisation,” says Serra. “Every one of my loyal staff is like family, and they know every element of your project.”
From the initial design stage through to handing over the keys, the team at Averna Homes takes care of every step in the building process to ensure you are completely comfortable from start to finish.
Averna Homes’ key to success lies in innovative design, superior workmanship and excellence in customer service. The company’s mission is to produce pioneering designs, provide an inspiring experience, create individual styles of living, offer value, make a difference, and deliver quality craftsmanship.
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